CHARLESTON – Dinsmore & Shohl has announced that 16 of its attorneys from West Virginia were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Additionally, three West Virginia attorneys received “Best Lawyers® 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” designations.  In each city, one lawyer from each practice area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

The attorneys received the honor based on reviews by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Charleston Best Lawyers 2015 “Lawyers of the Year”:

Anna M. Dailey- Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year"

W. Henry Jernigan Jr.- Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year"

Morgantown Best Lawyers 2015 “Lawyers of the Year”:

David M. Thomas- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Dinsmore attorneys selected for this year's Best Lawyers® guide include:


Allison S. Bungard (Employment Law – Management)

Mark A. Carter (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)

Anna M. Dailey (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment. Mining Law, Natural Resources Law)

Monika J. Hussell (Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law)

W. Henry Jernigan Jr. (Antitrust Law, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Mediation, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

Donna C. Kelly (Mining Law)

Brian J. Moore (Employment Law – Management)

Ashley C. Pack (Litigation - Labor & Employment)

William E. Robinson (Employment Law – Management)

Forrest H. Roles (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law)


Jason S. Long (Education Law)


Robert Huston Beatty Jr. (Mining Law)

Jill Cranston Rice (Government Relations Practice)

F. Thomas Rubenstein (Energy Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law)

David M. Thomas (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy)


Denise Klug Pentino (Commercial Litigation)

In total, 164 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America firm-wide and 23 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year."

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.  Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of more than 500 attorneys with locations in 16 cities throughout Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. For more information, visit


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